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For A123Systems, the Massachusetts-based lithium-ion battery maker, 2009 marked the best year yet in its 8-year history in terms of revenue, an IPO and government funding: The company scored a coveted $249 million government grant and its $371 million … Continue reading

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Why A123 Threw Down for Fisker & Who’s Next

by Josie Garthwaite on January 15, 2010

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Battery maker A123Systems and plug-in car startup Fisker Automotive, which announced a new partnership on Thursday, seem like natural dance partners. Each exists as an outsider in an entrenched industry, they’re both gearing up for a ramp up in 2011… Continue reading

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A123Systems Links With Fisker: $23M and Battery Deal

by Josie Garthwaite on January 14, 2010

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Fisker Automotive has traveled a winding road on the way to picking a battery supplier. At long last, here it is: Battery maker A123Systems will supply the battery systems for Fisker’s upcoming plug-in hybrid luxury vehicle, the Fisker Karma, under … Continue reading

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For Norway-based electric car developer Think, 2009 has not been much of a glory year. But if the next few weeks go according to plan, the company — which restarted production of its compact Think City electric two-seater today — could end the year… Continue reading

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China’s BYD Eyes SoCal for Its U.S. Electric Car Ambitions

by Josie Garthwaite on December 10, 2009

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As far as China’s BYD Co. is concerned, Los Angeles has at least five markings of a prime launchpad for electric vehicles: high population density, air pollution problems, a large car market, affluent consumers, and a yen for new technologies. That Continue reading

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Less than a year ago, electric car startup Tesla Motors took a gamble that funding or loan guarantees from the Department of Energy would come through for the Model S sedan manufacturing plant, a project that would be key to the company’s future as s… Continue reading

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